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Fleets swapping zones?

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2017, 16:19
by Live Free or Dieplomacy
I'm having trouble figuring out what would happen if a fleet being attacked by two fleets tried to move into the zone from which the attacker was coming. Would that fleet be destroyed or would it move into the zone from which the aggressor was advancing? In this scenario there is not another legal zone for the fleet to move into. For instance: Barents Sea -s being attacked by fleets in Norwegian Sea and Norway and St. Petersburg is occupied. Can the Barents Sea fleet move to Norwegian Sea if that is where that attack coming from?

Re: Fleets swapping zones?

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2017, 16:25
by Nanook
No, it cannot move to where the attack came from. A unit cannot have an effect on the space it is dislodged from, and that includes not being able to move there. It also cannot retreat to that space.

Re: Fleets swapping zones?

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2017, 16:27
by Charleroi
A displaced unit cannot move into the space from which its attacker comes. Instead, the unit is displaced and may retreat during the retreat phase if another space is available for a retreat (ie, another neighboring space is vacant and was not the scene of a bounce in the movement phase). If there is no space available, the displaced unit is destroyed and the space from which the attacking unit came is left empty.

In other words, there are no ships passing in the night.

Re: Fleets swapping zones?

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2017, 17:34
by StarWatcher009
Use the handy orders solver if you wished to figure out what would happen with a certain set of moves.